Prayer

3 Reasons We Ought to Corporately Lament

By Mark Vroegop | 04.08.2019

Corporate lament is a unique voice that empathizes, models, and unites a body, especially when tension fills the room.

4 Ways Martin Luther Encourages Pastors to Pray

By Mark Rogers | 02.25.2019

As a fellow pastor, Martin Luther provides a treasure of wisdom and insight on prayer.

Real Calvinists Pray

By J.A. Medders | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019

Calvinism doesn’t render our prayers meaningless. On the contrary, it ought to revive and even sustain our prayer life.

Cultivating a Culture of Transparency in Your Church

By James Choi | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

We should pray that our members would understand the need to make our relationships transparent—to share embarrassing things about ourselves, to speak honestly, and to ask one another careful, loving questions

Should Pastors Talk about Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday?

By Jonathan Leeman | 10.04.2018

You don’t have to address Brett Kavanaugh this Sunday. But if you do, don’t pick a side.

Pastors Talk Episode Prayer

Episode 57: On Prayer (with John Onwuchekwa)

By J. Onwuchekwa, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 09.25.2018

In the season premiere of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan and Mark sit down with John Onwuchekwa to talk about his new 9Marks book Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church.

What Does a Prayer of Lament Sound Like?

9Marks | 06.25.2018

Last week, we posted an article entitled “Why We Added a Prayer of Lament to Our Sunday Gathering.” Below are two samples of such prayers from Hinson Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon.

Prayer

Praying Together

05.28.2018

When did you learn to cry out to God in prayer? For John Onwuchekwa, the answer is “6 weeks before I planted Cornerstone Church in Atlanta.” But the story that moved John to his knees is tragic. It was the death of his 32-year-old brother. The family tragedy derailed John, a sunny optimist, into a tailspin of […]

On Prayer Service

Episode 41: On Bringing Back the Prayer Service

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.27.2018

Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever discuss the benefits and best practices of hosting a regular church-wide prayer gathering—in addition to the Sunday service.

Mailbag #72: Small Groups with Christians from Other Churches? . . . Which Churches Should We Pray for Publicly?

By Jonathan Leeman | 02.16.2018

— What do you think about small group Bible studies and prayer groups comprised of Christians from different churches? — How do you determine which churches to pray for publicly?

“But A Portion of Our Transgressions”: A Model Prayer of Confession

By Omar Johnson | 08.21.2017

If You, O LORD, should mark iniquities, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, through Christ Jesus.

The Priority of Patience, Prayer, and Preaching in Church Planting

By Josh Manley | 9Marks Journal: Church Mergers and Plants | 06.20.2017

As you patiently “preach and pray, love and stay,” you’ll find that your church has been planted on fertile soil that bears up good and lasting fruit.

Episode 16: On Corporate Prayer

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 05.30.2017

In many evangelical churches, the public prayers are casual, short, and few. Is that a problem?

Churches in India: A People “Formed for God”

By Aubrey Sequeira | 9Marks Journal: Healthy Churches around the World | 12.12.2016

As a result of a low view of preaching for many years, the health of churches in India has suffered. Yet through a growing number of faithful shepherds, faithful preaching, and your prayers, the Lord may bring to India the reformation its churches need.

Churches in Korea: The Gift and Challenge of Success

By Joel Yoon | 9Marks Journal: Healthy Churches around the World | 12.12.2016

The greatest blessing of the Korean church is also its greatest challenge: numerical success.